rap music

a style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly intoned by a vocalist or vocalists.
Also called rap.
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rap music

genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged [syn: rap
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Another had personalized his account so that clips from rap music would play
  every time he sent me a new message.
For many, the only poems that matter are advertising jingles, pop-music lyrics
  or rap music.
That's because the company spends all its money on the rap music.
Philips has spent years digging into the rap music business and had won a
  reputation as a dogged streetwise reporter.
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